Discussion in 'Politics' started by get_involved, Feb 9, 2012.
New surveys: Catholics want birth control coverage
Certainly most Catholics use contraceptives--however it is not up to the Federal Government to force their church to do something that the church feels is morally WRONG. This is a constitutional issue regarding religious freedom of the church.
If the Federal Government can force the Catholic church to provide something that they feel is morally wrong--then it won't be long until they can FORCE you to take something or do something that you personally feel is morally wrong. IOW--there is no limit to what they can force you to do. Obama is walking all over the U.S. Constitution in this matter.
Exactly. This issue is not about the parishioners.
If they choose personally to go against their faith it's between them, the Church and their God.
And if those parishioners have a beef with the Church of Rome, well they have the option to switch to another religion.
This issue is strictly about the U.S. Government stomping all over the First Amendment.
The Catholic Church is more interested in preventing contraception than preventing pedophillia.
The president does not get to dictate to Catholics what sections of their Catechism they should ignore.
Whatever happened to Separation of Church and State?
What would happen if the government decided that religion should be made available to all citizens and that everyone must donate to a religion? (You would not have to join a religion, but you would be required to support it for those that want it.)
Let's not forget that the First Amendment works both ways - it also protects the churches from the government.
Yes. How is it that the guvmint has enough people to go around and force Catholic women to use birth control?
Why does the Catholic church not ex-communicate any woman known to be using birth control?
And lets face it. If this provision goes into effect, the Catholic's will then know exactly who obtains birth control. (within their social services operation)
Then they could work tirelessly to get these women out of the church.
They shouldn't be allowed in the doors if they have the scent of birth control on their breaths.
What is wrong with the Catholic church. Why can't they clean house of all these hypocritical Catholics that agree that the church does not want them to use birth control, but they do anyway.
Those women have got to go. Fire em.
And it is great that the priests didn't have to practice birth control. They just liked to hit on the boys.
These people need to get to confession, stat.
The Catholic church is the second biggest farce ever uploaded to mankind and the article is bullshit.
Come to south America and take a look at "birth control".
DUUUHH I suspected something had changed when we stopped seeing 8-12 kids in Catholic families. The bottom line is that women...not Catholics or Baptists are the ones who will determine this issue and most of us are smart enough to know how that will go. Women grew tired of old white men telling them what to do a long time ago. I think most of them are smart enough to see that the decision is for their interests...not against them.
By that logic, you could dispense with all laws.
"My Dog should have the right to shit on the sidewalk. It's in my religion. Don't try to impose your atheistic curbing laws on me, buster!"
The rule specifically exempts people who work for the church. It only applies to the Church's money-making operations (charities, hospitals, TV Networks, Schools, wineries. YOu know, all the things Churches should be doing.) where not all the employees are Catholic and where religion isn't the focus of the operation.
Fact is, 30% of kids who attend Catholic Schools aren't Catholic, while Catholic kids are kept out because they don't have enough money. It isn't about the religion, it's about the money.
And when it becomes about the money, you can't plead religious grounds anymore.
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